Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
'Reverse' missionaries seek converts in Europe, U.S.
By  • 14 February 2019
There are now nearly twice as many Christians in the Global South as there are in Europe and North America. As Christianity's center of gravity has shifted - so too is the flow of missionaries.…
Countering extremism in Central Asia
By  • 24 January 2019
More people joined the Islamic State from former Soviet republics than from any other region outside the Middle East. On this special edition of Global Journalist, a look at what drew so many fighters from…
Peace Corps spurred career of New Yorker's Hessler
By  • 20 December 2018
On this special edition of Global Journalist, an extended interview with award-winning foreign correspondent and author Peter Hessler. In 1996, the U.S. Peace Corps sent the Columbia, Mo. native to the city of Fuling in…
The problem of child soldiers
By  • 29 November 2018
Thousands of children have been used as soldiers in at least 18 countries around the world in the past two years. For the children who survive, the trauma of war can have long-lasting impacts. On…
War in space [rebroadcast]
By  • 23 November 2018
Earlier this year, Vice President Mike Pence renewed a call by the Trump Administration for the U.S. military to create a “Space Force.” The White House’s effort comes in response to advances by China, Russia…
Child marriage in Southeast Asia
By  • 8 November 2018
In late October, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad issued a directive to state officials: raise the minimum age for marriage to eighteen years old. The move came after a huge public outcry earlier this year…
Japan, U.S. face legacies of forced sterilization
By  • 25 October 2018
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at eugenics laws and forcible sterilization in both Japan and the U.S. – two countries with a surprisingly recent legacy of sterilizing people against their will. In…
Gender quotas on the march
By  • 18 October 2018
Christine Blasey Ford was 100 percent certain Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. Kavanaugh was 100 percent certain he didn’t. But one figure that jumped out of Kavanaugh's recent U.S. Supreme Court…
China's Uighurs face cultural assault
By  • 11 October 2018
Over the past year, China has vastly increased repression of the country’s Uighur minority. A Turkic group that practices Islam, the Uighurs have long faced restrictions from Beijing – but over the past year as many…
Impunity in Myanmar
By  • 4 October 2018
Just over a year ago Myanmar security forces were wrapping up a massive offensive against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. In a matter of weeks, more than 720,000 Rohingya were forced to flee to neighboring…
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